The rumors have been flying for a while, and now we can confirm it: acclaimed Canadian author Margaret Atwood is a knitter. And she’s done us proud by contributing a knitted portrait of an Auk, an extinct bird, to an exhibition in London.
Ghosts of Gone Birds is a series of multimedia exhibitions and events designed to breathe artistic life back into extinct birds species. Over 120 artists, writers and musicians have contributed their work to the project, celebrating the diversity of the birds through paintings & sculpture, talks & poetry, installations & live music – and yarn.
The exhibition is based in London, but there will be events all around the UK.
A fab profile of knitwear designer Amy Hall on the Vogue website. The slideshow of her designs is wonderful. What I like most about them is that they’re stylish yet entirely wearable, and very very knittable. Much inspiration!
The New York Daily News brings us this profile of Marsha Spencer, a knitter and grandmother who is participating in the Occupy Wall Street protest. She is spending her days knitting hats and mittens to keep her fellow protestors warm.